The Last Announcement
The recording shows a special report by the famous anchorman Ut Revi, informing all Rilanga citizens about a wave of missiles heading for the population centers.
The report begins with Ut Revi informing the citizens that the Ran-E-Zu Confederation fired multiple long-range missiles towards both the Zugderi and Zugnur Seas. He then proceeds to talk about how the military was already working on intercepting these missiles and everybody should stay calm. However, while delivering the government's recommendations about the precautions that people should take, his voice breaks and he goes off script. The broadcast ends with Ut Revi urging everyone to run to their families and hold them tight because there was nothing left that anyone could do. He is cut off mid-sentence by a "stand by" screen mentioning technical difficulties.
This recording is publicly accessible for all Rilsu citizens. It is featured in countless documentaries about the Final War, and everyone graduating from school has seen it at least once as part of their history classes.
Several survivors recorded this broadcast while watching it from inside their shelters. Most of those recordings were kept secret before the Peace Conference because people feared prosecution. When the Rilsu gathered historical documents and artifacts relating to the Final War, all known recordings were reviewed for completeness as well as audio and video quality. The four best ones were carefully preserved and the storage media containing them are now exhibited in the Denfa Sasmi Museum. Their contents are part of the museum's public database.
Many people living in the shelters watched the original broadcast while it aired. When the famous anchorman - also known as the "Voice of the Union" - went off script, some reacted with confusion and disbelief while others began to panic or freeze in shock. Soon afterwards, rumors came up regarding the "stand by" card. People speculated whether there were truly technical difficulties, whether the missiles hit mid-sentence, or whether the authorities wanted Ut Revi to shut up. Government officials later confirmed that it was the latter and that the missiles did not hit until six minutes after the broadcast was interrupted.
To most Rilsu, it is a painful reminder of the turning point in their species' history. However, many admire Ut Revi for speaking his true mind at the last moment, abandoning the government's propaganda to remind the people of what they were about to lose.